This introductory course establishes the basic foundation of every aspiring Philosopher.
The curriculum comprises of traditional knowledge, presented as a comparative study of Classical Philosophies, and helps each student to develop a sensitive ability to recognize and internalize the fundamental Laws that govern Nature, and Humanity.
The course material serves as a basic introduction to ancient cultures and investigates the origins of humanity a time when the Invisible Consciousness was respected, drawing a sense of wonder and esoteric mysticism.
New Acropolis strives to preserve this universal heritage, by offering it as an integral part of its scholastic development.
Living Philosophy: Discover Awaken Transform
Course Syllabus, 15 Sessions (30 Hrs)
Know Thyself Living Philosophy Need for Inner Change Investigate the Ancient Indian understanding of Man 7 Fold Constitution of Man The Ethical Life of a Disciple Themes from Ancient Indian Tradition
The Great Universal War Animal Self vs. Human Self The Internal Battle of Kurukshetra Svadharma and Karma Yoga Themes from The Bhagawad Gita
Buddha and the Path to Liberation Lessons from the Life of The Buddha Process of Self-Transformation The Middle Path, 4 Noble Truths Themes from The Dhammapada
Hearing the Voice of the Silence The symbolism of Tibetan Vajrayana Tradition H.P. Blavatsky and the origins of a mystical manual for disciples Recognizing the Mayavic nature of the World Themes from The Voice of the Silence
Practical Principles from the Ancient World Making your Actions meaningful and sacred Justice, Ancient Egypt Harmony, Confucius Path of Happiness, Aristotle
The Artist, The Lover, The Philosopher Who are you? Macro-bios: The Living Universe True Freedom, Stoic Principles 3 Paths to expressing Unity, Plotinus Neo-Platonism
Introduction to Socio-Politics The role and importance of Society The Maieutic Approach, Socrates Education and Justice in Society, Plato The Metaphysical Disaster
The Allegory of the Cave The last School of Mystery, Pythagoras Allegory of the Cave, Plato The Political & Philosophical Ideal Founding Principles of New Acropolis
Types of Governance 4 Types of Man Models of Governance, Plato The Triumphs and Challenges of Democracy Organizational structure of Traditional Society
Path to Mystery Roles in Ancient Society: Children, Adolescence, Elders Traditional Education and Tribal Initiation Mystical and Magical Initiation
When Myth and History meet Reliability of History Myths: Truths hidden in Mythology Chronological Time, Sacred Time, Mythical Time How Myth drives History
Cycles within History Natural Law of Cycles Cycles of Time: Hindu Yugas, Great Year of Plato Challenges and Opportunities of our times
Esoteric History of Man 7 Kingdoms of Life Manas & the Evolution of Human Consciousness The Discipular Path: Devotion, Investigation, Service
So, where do we go from here?
Students will earn diplomas certifying completion of the course by attending at least 80% of the classes.